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Now that the majority of online brokers feature $0 commissions, it is important to focus on what features and services brokerages can offer to investors. One important discussion that has cropped up is participation in fund-sponsored DRIPs. These can allow investors discounted shares for participating in reinvestment plans. This happens when shares are trading at premium levels for a CEF. I would say the majority of CEF sponsors do have some sort of discounted DRIP available.

The only problem with this – some brokers don’t offer participation in these programs – some don’t even offer reinvestment at all. Additionally, the process for getting reinvestment going is different for different companies.

It is important to consider the importance of reinvesting. Even if it is just “manually” reinvesting. That would be taking the distributions as cash and investing where one sees fit. We have

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Melbourne business owner Sabina Vitacca has a new business plan thanks, in part, to a free mentorship program being funded by the state government.



a woman holding a cup: Sabina Vitacca Meditate Now


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Vitacca is the owner of Meditate Now, which she has been running since 2008 as a sole trader. 

A mindfulness and meditation coach, speaker and facilitator, Vitacca is based in Moonee Ponds, where she runs virtual programs and offers one-on-one coaching for executives and professionals. 

But back in March, when the coronavirus took hold in Australia, Vitacca says her corporate workshops offering took a hit as would-be participants shifted their priorities, reduced spending and saw their workplaces change overnight with the move to remote work. 

“Some businesses migrated online, but I found this wasn’t at the same fast pace I’m used to, and instead decided to focus on supporting our community to build resilience, reduce overwhelm and

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Small business owners have to juggle a lot of hats, especially amid coronavirus. To help you navigate these challenging times, American Express is moving its Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success online.

The event takes place next Tuesday, October 20 and has over 35 virtual sessions hosted by a variety of speakers including Shaquille O’Neal and executives from Dell, Amazon, Google, Netflix and more. The events aim to support small business owners through networking, resources and tools. Plus it’s completely free to attend, regardless if you’re an Amex card member or not.

If you’re interested in attending the summit, you must register by October 18.

Here’s what to expect from the ninth-annual Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success, plus how a small business credit card can help you manage business expenses.

Amex Virtual Campus Auditorium at Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success.

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Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success

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New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers betting lines, odds and spread

Los Angeles Chargers money line +280 (bet $100, win $280)
New Orleans Saints money line -345 (bet $345, win $100)
Los Angeles Chargers spread +7 (-110)
New Orleans Saints spread -7 (-110)
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Sorry, Devils fans. Hate to be the bearer of disappointing news if you’ve been waiting for general manager Tom Fitzgerald to make a big free-agent splash to speed up a franchise rebuild.

Not happening.

Not this year.

And maybe not next year.

Fitzgerald made that crystal clear in a Sunday morning Zoom call.

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The Devils have a plan to go for it once young centers Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes reach their prime, but not before even though they still are under $18.35 million under next season’s $81.5 million salary cap following three significant weekend acquisitions – defenseman Ryan Murray (4.6M) and left wing Andreas Johnsson ($3.4M) via trades, and goalie Corey Crawford ($3.9M) in a free agent signing

Those additions strengthen the Devils’ depth chart a lot –Murray is

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Any serious entrepreneur knows how hard it can be to start a business from scratch. This is especially true in domains where you have to deal with extra legislation.

Nevertheless, starting an online betting business is doable. As long as you follow a few rules, the experience becomes more streamlined. And with the right mindset, you might even get ahead of already established competitors. But let’s not waste any more time; here are the basic rules you need to follow:

Know Your Audience

When starting an online betting business or any other niche trade, knowing what the customers want is key.

Like all

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Neon sign that says free on brick wall background

Many tips on how to market your business mean spending money. But what if you have a shoestring budget and limited time?

There are plenty of low effort ways you can increase brand awareness and advertise your business without breaking the bank. Advertising is a key step in your marketing strategy, harnessing your data and experience to introduce and promote your product and service to an audience or marketplace.

Even if you have an impressive online advertising budget, these tactics are still useful to get involved with your local business community and connect with customers.

• Attend networking events

• Give talks and speeches

• Give back to your community

• Optimize your Google My Business listing

• Write guest posts

• Ask customers to leave reviews

1. Attend networking events

Networking. It puts the fear of God

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  • Goldman Sachs’ former CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC on Thursday that a “wash of free money is clearly creating bubble elements in the markets.” 
  • The banking titan blamed low interest rates for creating free money for large investors. 
  • Blankfein also cited speculation in the growing SPAC market: “Look at SPACs and how much money  is available on the basis of somebody’s reputation as opposed to a business plan.”

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC on Thursday that a “wash of free money” due to low interest rates is “clearly creating bubble elements in the markets.”

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“Given that money is kind of free, it presumably is not being allocated in a disciplined way, and so there are bubble elements to this,” Blankfein said. “Look at the credit market — people are lending to what historically would have been weak credits for

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Brand North, a web design company, marketing and contact management company helps to promote local business with $6,500 donation to a local business in the form of a premium website.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) October 05, 2020

Brand North, a leading provider of web design and digital marketing and proponent of local business is giving back to the community with a donation of a free website to Garage Floors Plus More.

Brand North is a digital marketing company that focuses on increasing revenue and conversions for high ticket services industries. Founded in 2016 Brand North has experienced exponential growth through the application of digital marketing strategy combined with fundamental conversion and technology applications to local service businesses. Brand North has also expanded to offer coaching on sales and marketing to empower business leaders to learn more about customer acquisition strategies.

“We are thankful to be in a position to make

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Warren Buffett wearing a suit and tie: Warren Buffett. Getty Images / Drew Angerer


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Warren Buffett. Getty Images / Drew Angerer

  • Pope Francis followed Warren Buffett in arguing that free markets can’t address growing inequality.
  • The pontiff said in a letter to the Catholic Church’s bishops over the weekend that “magic theories” such as trickle-down economics wouldn’t solve all society’s problems.
  • Buffett argued earlier this year that markets rewarded some skills but not others, exacerbating inequality in the absence of government intervention.
  • “It isn’t some diabolical plot or anything,” the billionaire investor told Yahoo Finance, adding, “It’s because of the market system.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pope Francis echoed Warren Buffett in blaming unfettered capitalism for rising inequality in a letter to the Catholic Church’s bishops titled “Fratelli Tutti” over the weekend.

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“The marketplace, by itself, cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith,” the

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